Worship

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Confirmation marks the time when a baptized Christian becomes a professing member of the local congregation and The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
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What do I need to know about confirmation in the UMC?

Confirmation marks the first time one publicly takes the vows of baptism and membership.

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Children and youth often serve as acolytes in The United Methodist Church. They may carry in the light of Christ, the processional cross, banners or Bible. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMCom.
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Where did the use of acolytes originate?

The word acolyte is from a Greek word meaning "helper." There has almost always been some need for helpers (acolytes) in Christian worship.

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